Former Manchester United hero Cristiano Ronaldo has broken yet another record.
Former Manchester United hero Cristiano Ronaldo has become the new top-scorer in European Championship history following his strike in Portugal’s 1-0 win over Armenia.
The Real Madrid superstar has broken a number of club records since trading the Red Devils for the Spanish capital in 2009.
Over the past two months, his blistering start to the La Liga campaign saw him notch 17 goals in the club’s first 10 league matches of the season.
As a result, Ronaldo broke Isidro Langara’s long-standing La Liga record of 16 goals in the first 10 games of the season set way back in 1935.
Despite his tremendous club form, observers have often picked holes in his international form but yesterday the doubters could have little to complain about as the Portuguese winger made history.
His late strike during Portugal’s 1-0 win over a stubborn Armenia side took his European Championship tally to 23 goals, surpassing the previous record of 22 held by Denmark’s Jon Dahl Tomasson.
“I knew that sooner or later I would beat it,” he told Spanish publication AS of his achievement before analysing the game. “They parked two buses in their penalty area and sat back waiting for us to make a mistake”.
While he keeps smashing personal records and creating history, Ronaldo’s trophy collection since leaving United is quite trivial in comparison to rival Lionel Messi.
The 29-year-old’s ultimate goal should be winning silverware at both club level and on the international scene and France 2016 could prove to be his final chance of really writing his name in the history books.
Watch Ronaldo’s European Championship record goal here: